Other Grants in Aging & Health

While our main grantmaking is focused on ensuring that health professionals in medicine, nursing, and social work become competent to care for older Americans as well as on redesign of the delivery systems in which those professionals work, we recognize that a few cross cutting grantmaking approaches offer additional leverage in pursuit of our objectives.  Communications and education of policymakers creates an environment that facilitates our work and raises awareness of the importance of Aging in America.  In addition, when natural or man-made disaster strikes, the Foundation has used this category as a vehicle for its response. Accordingly, a small proportion of our grant dollars were allocated to this category. Continuing policy and communications grant programs now operate under the Public Policy and Communications portfolio under the Foundation’s current strategies


Summary of Recent Grants

Organization Project
Indiana University OPTIMISTIC Resource Center Planning Grant
University of Colorado, Denver Practice Change Leaders for Aging and Health Renewal
Hebrew SeniorLife, Inc./Harvard University Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP): Taking to Scale
Harvard University Understanding Health IT-Enabled Performance Improvement for Older Adults
Tides Center Eldercare Workforce Alliance Renewal
Foundation-Administered Grant: Strategic Communications and Planning (SCP) Communications and Dissemination Initiative Renewal
National Association of Social Workers Gerontological Social Work Supervisors Program
Philanthropy New York The Fund for 2025